new QC bridge already injuring people

Moral

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Sounds less like the bridge injuring people and more like what I assume is a drunk driver driving down the bike path and running people over.

Seems like they might need to install some posts to stop that from happening again.
 

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Sounds less like the bridge injuring people and more like what I assume is a drunk driver driving down the bike path and running people over.

Seems like they might need to install some posts to stop that from happening again.
Can’t read the link. Idk what the deal is with OPs threads but they’re always blank. Maybe he’s got malware or something on his links and big brother apple is protecting me.
 
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Can’t read the link. Idk what the deal is with OPs threads but they’re always blank. Maybe he’s got malware or something on his links and big brother apple is protecting me.

Anyway, the bikers/pedestrians are not without fault here, they should have moved out of the way.

Or the QC Times blocked you.

Summary: At 2am and SUV departs down the I74 bridge via the bike path, makes it 200 yards short of the Illinois side, 3 people sustain life threatening injuries.
 

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I have only been there once and it was so try to assist them with a computer issue years ago. Not a damn single naked lady there, but you could smell them plus the truckers from the night before.
Damn. If they were there you could have asked for an alternative form of payment. I’ve seen it in movies online, works every time.
 

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Sounds less like the bridge injuring people and more like what I assume is a drunk driver driving down the bike path and running people over.

Seems like they might need to install some posts to stop that from happening again.
Something somewhat similar happened at the Pella Walmart a few years back. The plaintiffs argued there should have been appropriate bollards at the store entrance. Next time you walk in a Walmart, or something similar, they are there for a reason.
 
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Sounds less like the bridge injuring people and more like what I assume is a drunk driver driving down the bike path and running people over.

Seems like they might need to install some posts to stop that from happening again.
Iowa gonna Iowa.
 
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Link below without a paywall. Assuming a drunk driver given the time of night.

I would think some pillars would be in place to stop vehicle traffic, but I'm sure some will be installed now.

https://www.kwqc.com/2022/05/22/three-injured-i-74-pedestrian-bike-path/
Probably safe to assume the walkers were also drunk.

Yeah they'll put up pillars now and then in the not too distant future a drunk bicyclist will hit one of the pillars around 2 am or so and sue the hell out of everybody in sight.
 
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Probably safe to assume the walkers were also drunk.

Yeah they'll put up pillars now and then in the not too distant future a drunk bicyclist will hit one of the pillars around 2 am or so and sue the hell out of everybody in sight.
It’s all plausible.
 

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Aardvark jr just got his bs in aerospace engineering today at uva. Wahoowa, and starting phd in the fall. Warned me about bridges in northern va being designed by the lower echelon of his class.
 

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Iowa gonna Iowa.
To be fair.......The Iowa DOT did not want to open the pedestrian portion of the bridge until all the construction and demolition of the old bridge were complete. A couple of the cities threw a fit so the DOT relented and agreed to open the pedestrian walkway.
I'd agree that they should probably put barrier posts or something but then again drunks are gonna be drunks.
 

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To be fair.......The Iowa DOT did not want to open the pedestrian portion of the bridge until all the construction and demolition of the old bridge were complete. A couple of the cities threw a fit so the DOT relented and agreed to open the pedestrian walkway.
I'd agree that they should probably put barrier posts or something but then again drunks are gonna be drunks.
There are only so many times you can prevent morons from doing something horrible before the morons overwhelm the system.
 

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Just another horribly designed government project leading to the deaths of citizens. End bridges now.
 

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Who the hell is walking on a bridge across the Mississippi River at 2 AM? That is a long freaking walk.
Would you rather have someone drive drunk across the bridge, or have someone walk on the sidewalk of the bridge with a buzz? What if they were out drinking in Bettendorf and walked home? I'd say they were being responsible. We saw what happened when someone decided to drive drunk...
 

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Would you rather have someone drive drunk across the bridge, or have someone walk on the sidewalk of the bridge with a buzz? What if they were out drinking in Bettendorf and walked home? I'd say they were being responsible. We saw what happened when someone decided to drive drunk...
Uber,Lyft,cab.
 

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Ubers and lyfts have been scarce in the qc for years, especially at that time. Could have been people just walking from the bars across the bridge to the casino for all we know. Had to have been terrifying
 

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Uber,Lyft,cab.
Are people really blaming the people walking on a sidewalk for this accident? There's a cement wall that separates the bridge from the pedestrian walkway. It's not like they were walking where vehicles drive.

Also, Lyft and Uber is pretty much dead in the quad cities. Haven't seen a driver on my Uber APP in months
 

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